Ed Note: Senior volunteer Warren Strotroen shares his experience with Earthwatch Institute. The windswept moor looked just like any other, with grouse shooting stations scattered along one side and sheep grazing on the hillsides of heather and thyme. But, when we looked a little closer we saw outlines of ancient ring houses, terraces and cairns […]Read more
Over the last few months, I’ve spent considerable time researching healthy aging or how to find the fountain of youth. There isn’t a lot of argument about what we need to do to live longer, healthier lives. In fact researchers found there were four simple things we can do to significantly reduce our risk from […]Read more
Yesterday was the 9th anniversary of my Mom’s death. She died with, rather than from, Parkinson’s disease while she was in Colorado for the summer. She had a fall—one of hundreds during the last few years of her life—and was just finally done with living. She went into hospice care and died two weeks later. […]Read more
Excerpt from “Money Games: 85 Fun Ways to Save Money and Make Abundance.” Wouldn’t it be nice to have a safe, secure retirement filled with abundant income—enough that you can spend your time concentrating on “makin’ whoopee” and/or having “quickies?” (If those don’t ring a bell for you, ask someone old.) Having plenty of money […]Read more
RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to RetirementRetireWOW celebrates the opportunities of life over 50 by creating a community for sharing tools, resources, and guidance to help the senior new to retirement make a new life.
- The baby boomer retirement is different as many intend to keep working in to retirement.
- The concept of a life of full-time leisure or full-time work is being rejected. A happy retirement consists of integrating work, play, and volunteer activities.
- Retirement ideas now consist of learning, growing, mental stimulation and finding meaning are requirements for the New Aging.
- No longer the “me” generation, the New Aging is about the “we” generation. Retirement wishes are about staying connected to family, and friends, but also making a difference in the world.
Life PlanningBy Cathy Severson, MS
As a counselor, one of the first questions baby boomers preparing for retirement say when we talk is, “I don’t know what I’m going to do after I retire.” Retirement is a significant life transition with opportunities to develop new passions and redefine who you are from the inside out.
Most of the information about retirement has centered on finances, but it’s also an important psychological shift that can be both scary and liberating. RetireWOW was created to help you successfully transition into this new world. We know this isn’t our parents’ retirement. In addition to the blog, we are creating a community where we can learn from each other, as well as the RLM experts.
I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter, ask questions of the experts, make comments, join in the teleclass and even be a guest blogger. This is your site, so let us know what you want and how we can make it better.